the Shipping industry accounts for about three percent of the world's CO2 emissions.
it must not, however, look out in the future, and the industry has therefore committed itself to reduce emissions in the shipping sector by 2050.
It will now get the A. P. Moller-Maersk and other major players in the industry to launch an independent research institute, which should make the shipping to be climate-neutral.
This was stated by the Danish company in a press release.
the A. P. Møller Fund shoots 400 million dollars in the institute, which will be located in Copenhagen.
the Institute with the name of Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Centre for Zero-Carbon Shipping, among other things, researching new fuels and technologies.
- With this donation, the wishes of the A. P. Møller Fund to support work to solve the climate problem in the field of shipping, says the fund's chairman of the board, Ane Uggla, in the message.
It must work across the entire industry with industry, researchers and authorities.
At the head of the centre comes to a halt Bo Cerup-Simonsen, who work with Maersk, with precisely the development of CO2-neutral ships.
among other things He has helped to develop the world's largest ship - the Triple-E.
Bo Cerup-Simonsen is happy for the appointment:
- the Maersk McKinney Møller Centre for Zero-Carbon Shipping provides a solid platform for the entire ecosystem to work together, showcase new solutions and identify the next steps to get it (a climate-neutral shipping, red.) for that to happen, he says.
Mærsks ceo, Søren Skou, get a seat on the board of the institute, which should have about 100 researchers in the fold.
A third comes from the companies behind the foundation. The rest will be recruited.
in addition to the Maersk are several other major players behind the institute - including the shipping company NYK Line and Siemens Energy.
the Institute expects to have more partners in the future.